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Metropolitan Ceramics Meets & Exceeds New Slip Resistance Designations

For many years, the 0.42 Dynamic Coefficient of Friction (DCOF) measurement has been the industry-accepted norm for interior, horizontal surfaces that can be expected to be wet. Now there are also five designations, Interior Dry, Interior Wet, Interior Wet Plus, Exterior Wet, and Oils and Greases incorporated into the standard.

Areas of Use

We have included an additional category beyond the scope of A326.3 which we are calling “Enhanced Grip”. All products are routinely used in the five categories listed but products that include our Quarry Basics® XA-Abrasive and our Metro Tread® can be used in even more demanding applications such as ramps. We encourage you to contact us with your specific application to find out which Metropolitan Ceramics product is suitable for your needs.

Join Ironrock's Sr. VP of Operations, Daniel Marvin, as he examines slip resistance and the NEW Areas of Use Table - ANSI A326.3

Recorded at Coverings 2022 



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Metropolitan Ceramics® Meets the Needs of These Demanding Applications

Industrial applications need an extremely durable floor product. These floors need to handle spills of all sorts- including chemicals. They need to perform in extreme temperatures with heavy industrial equipment and foot traffic moving over them. And through all of this they have to remain maintenance friendly and last for decades. Only one flooring product will meet all these demands at an economical price-point. Metropolitan Ceramics®, with its extruded and hard fired body is the right choice for industrial applications. And Metropolitan offers a 6” x 9” x 3/4” paver product – METRO®PAVERS for the most demanding areas. To follow are two examples of Metropolitan Ceramics products in use in industrial applications.

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The Founder’s Brewery in Grand Rapids, Michigan installed Metropolitan Ceramics #310 Mayflower Red 6×6 throughout their brewery’s production area. This quarry tile will stand up to the harsh conditions and provide a maintenance friendly, slip resisting floor for decades of service.

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Mission Foods® is the largest tortilla manufacturer in the United States, providing tortilla products for supermarkets and restaurants throughout the country. In their plant in Pendergrass, Georgia, Mission Foods installed 6″ x 9″ x 3/4″ METROPAVERS in their production facility. According to the plant manager, the pavers provide employees with an improved working area when compared with the existing concrete slab. Happy with the results, Mission Foods is now using METROPAVERS in other facilities throughout the country.


METRO® Pavers – The Most Durable Paver Tiles for the Most Demanding Jobs

January 28, 2017|In Quarry Tile, Paver Tiles, Commercial Floors|Ron WilliamsonBy Ron Williamson|1 Minute

Metropolitan Ceramics’ METROPAVERS are designed for heavy duty industrial and commercial applications. They will stand up to heavy abuse and give decades of service. METROPAVERS will resist impact and abrasion, chemical spills, thermal shock, cracking, spalling, and erosion. And METROPAVERS will remain slip resisting for decades of uncompromising service. METROPAVERS are perfect for any area with constant foot traffic, spills and moisture, and heavy industrial traffic. Think of METROPAVERS for your next demanding commercial application.

Metropolitan Ceramics Metro Paver Tiles

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Quarry Tile Care and Maintenance for Commercial Kitchens

An Illustrated Care and Maintenance Guide from Metropolitan Ceramics is now available. Download the attached pdf for tips on keeping your commercial kitchen quarry tile installation good as new.

Download MetropolitanCeramics Illustrated basic commercial cleaning and maintenance

Quarry-Tile Care and Maintenance for Commercial Kitchens